Discography 2010-present

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Originally compiled by Paul Hosken

Key to format:
7" - 7 inch single
10" - 10 inch maxi single
12" - 12 inch maxi single
8T - 8-track tape
DAT - DAT cassette
CD - compact disc
CD3 - 3" maxi CD
CD5 - 5" maxi CD
LP - album
MC - music cassette
R2R - reel-to-reel

Key to artist:
EC - Elvis Costello
EC+A - Elvis Costello & the Attractions
EC+I - Elvis Costello & the Imposters
EC+R5 - Elvis Costello & the Rude 5


  • All tracks are composed by EC, except where otherwise stated.
  • The times for CD tracks are taken from the CD player display, while for vinyl it is taken from the label or cover. In the case of records on the Stiff label these times are to be taken with a pinch of salt! (e.g: On A02 "Alison" is over 3 mins. long and not 2:00 as stated on label).
  • The character '*' in column 2 denotes that this release is required if you want to have a copy of every song that EC has released. Where there is a choice of releases for a particular song a letter follows the '*':
*a -A01, -A10, D17 or I11 for "Radio Sweetheart (single mix)"
*b -D10 or -D11 for "Stranger In The House" (/w G.Jones)
*c -F08, -F09 or -F18 for "Town Cryer (alt. fast version)"
*d -F19, -F20 or -F21 for "Party Party"
*e -I06, -I07, -I08, -I09 or -T40 for "Living A Little, Laughing A Little"
*f -J18 (UK release) or -M22 for "Uncomplicated (UK version)"
*g -J20 or -J21 for "The End Of The Rainbow"
*h -K07 or -L02 for "Many Rivers To Cross (live)"
*i -M12, -M18, -O05 or -O06 for "The Ugly Things"
*j -M14 or -M15 for "Point Of No Return"
*k -N01 or -N03 for "That's How You Got Killed Before"
*l -O17 or -S28 for "St. Stephen Day Murders"
*m -P03, -P04 or -P05 for "Weird Nightmare"
*n -R12 or S02 for "Basement Kiss", "Puppet Girl" & "We Despise You"
*o -R13, -R15 or -R46 for "Do You Know What I'm Saying?"
*p -R18, -R33, -R49, -S01 or -V26 for "They Can't Take That Away From Me"
*q -R28 or -R29 for "Sally Sue Brown"
*r -R31, -R32 or -R53 for "Full Force Gale"
*s -T23/-T24/-T25/-T26/-T27 or -T43 for the EC+Nieve live tracks
*t -V02 or -V06 for "Long Journey Home"
*u -V04, -V07, -V13 or -V14 for "My Mood Swings"

Code Title+tracks-artist/[release date (yyyy-mm-dd); format; Label cat.# (Country)]/notes



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Live At Hollywood High
Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Accidents Will Happen (3:29)
Mystery Dance (2:02)
Lip Service (2:44)
Living In Paradise (3:31)
Goon Squad (3:59)
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes (2:40)
Party Girl (2:56)
(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (4:40)
This Year's Girl (3:46)
No Action (2:08)
Stranger In The House (4:09)
The Beat (3:36)
Alison (3:05)
Lipstick Vogue (4:18)
Watching The Detectives (5:59)
You Belong To Me (2:38)
Radio, Radio (2:28)
Pump It Up (4:30)
Waiting For The End Of The World (4:32)
Miracle Man (5:05)

[2010-01-12; CD; Hip-O B0013818-02 (US)]


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True Blood: Music From the HBO Original Series, Vol. 2
various artists

Kiss Like Your Kiss (3:50) - Lucinda Williams & EC

[2010-05-25; CD; Elektra/Atlantic (US)]


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Word To The Wise
Bill Kirchen

Man In The Bottom Of The Well (4:35) - Bill Kirchen & EC

[2010-05-25; CD; Proper American PRPACD011 (US)]


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Always A Woman
various artists

She (Aznavour/Kretzmer) - EC

[2010-06-21; 2xCD; UMTV (UK)]


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The Rise & Fall (2CD reissue)

Tomorrow's (Just Another Day) - Madness & EC

[2010-06-28; 2xCD; (UK)]


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Pomp & Pout: The Universal Years
Elvis Costello

Stella Hurt
No Hiding Place
This House Is Empty Now (EC/Bacharach)
The Sweetest Punch (EC/Bacharach)
My Mood Swings (EC/O'Riordan)
When I Was Cruel No. 2
Ascension Day (EC/Toussaint/Byrd)
Country Darkness
In The Darkest Place (EC/Bacharach)
The River In Reverse
Monkey To Man
In Another Room

[2010-08-24; CD; Hip-O (Canada)]
[2011-02-08; CD; Hip-O (US)]


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Born Stiff
various artists

Less Than Zero (3:14) - EC
Watching The Detectives (3:45) - EC

[2010-10-04; CD; Salvo SALVODCD216 (UK)]


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The Jazz Passengers

Wind Walked By (Nathanson/Kiah) (6:33) - The Jazz Passengers & EC

[2010-10-12; CD; Justin Time JTR 8565-2 (US)]


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National Ransom
Elvis Costello

National Ransom (4:05)
Jimmie Standing In The Rain (4:15)
Stations Of The Cross (4:58)
A Slow Drag With Josephine (2:43)
Five Small Words (4:45)
Church Underground (5:02)
You Hung The Moon (3:55)
Bullets For The New-Born King (3:35)
I Lost You (EC/Lauderdale) (2:56)
Dr. Watson, I Presume (3:41)
One Bell Ringing (3:37)
The Spell That You Cast (2:32)
That's Not The Part Of Him You're Leaving (4:43)
My Lovely Jezebel (EC/Burnett/Russell) (2:31)
All These Strangers (EC/Burnett) (5:53)
A Voice In The Dark (3:34)
I Hope (Guidry/Lewis) (3:33) - iTunes/Japan CD bonus track

[2010-10-25; CD; (UK)
[2010-10-27; CD; Hear Music/Universal UCCO-3022 (Japan)]
[2010-11-02; CD; (US)]

Orders through nationalransom.com include a download of the National Ransack EP. (See below.)


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National Ransack
Elvis Costello

Poor Borrowed Dress (EC/Lauderdale) (2:32)
Condemned Man (4:18)
Big Boys Cry (Eddy Raven) (3:45)
I Don't Want To Go Home (3:00)

[2010-10-25; FLAC/Apple Lossless/MP3; (UK/Europe/Australia)
[2010-11-02; FLAC/Apple Lossless/MP3; (US/Canada)]
[2010-12-21; 10"; Lupe-O-Tone]

Download included with sales of National Ransom through nationalransom.com.


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Theme Time Radio Hour Season 3
various artists

So Like Candy (EC/McCartney) - EC

[2010-11-01; 2xCD; Ace CDCH2 1270 (UK)]



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Love Songs... Actually
various artists

She (Aznavour/Kretzmer) (3:06) - EC

[2011-01-31; 2xCD; UMTV (UK)]


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Live From Radio City Music Hall

Tennessee Jed (Live) (Garcia/Hunter) (9:31) - with EC & Larry Campbell
Friend Of The Devil (Live) (Dawson/Garcia/Hunter) (7:45) - with EC & Larry Campbell
Ship Of Fools (Live) (Garcia/Hunter) (3:51) - with EC & Larry Campbell
It Must Have Been The Roses (Live) (Hunter) (6:00) - with EC & Larry Campbell
Ship Of Fools (Live) (Garcia/Hunter) (3:00) - with EC & Larry Campbell
Ripple (Live) (Garcia/Hunter) (4:56) - with EC, Larry Campbell & Diana Krall
Fever (Live) (Davenport/Cooley) (11:18) - with EC, Larry Campbell & Diana Krall
Attics Of My Life (Live) (Garcia/Hunter) (7:53) - with EC, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

[2011-03-27; 3xCD (US)]
[2011-03-28; FLAC/Apple Lossless/MP3 (US)]

Recorded live 2011-03-27 at Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY. The CD was sold at the merchandise stand immediately after the show.


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Taken For A Fool single
The Strokes

Taken For A Fool (The Strokes) (3:25) - The Strokes
Taken For A Fool (Live From Madison Square Garden) (The Strokes) (3:37) - The Strokes featuring EC

[2011-06-24; MP3/AAC; download services (US)]
[2011-07-26; 7"; RCA (US)]

Elvis appears only on the B-side, recorded live 2011-04-01 at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY.


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T Bone Burnett: The Producer
various artists

God's Comic - EC

[2011-07-26; CD; Hear Music (US)]

This compilation also includes Roy Orbison's studio version of The Comedians.


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One Day: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
various artists

Sparkling Day (4:50) - EC+I
Tear Off Your Own Head (It's A Doll Revolution) (3:32) - EC+I

[2011-08-15; CD; Universal/Island (UK)]


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The Bridge School Collection, Vol. 5
various artists

Tell Me Why (Live) (Neil Young) (2:24) - EC & Emmylou Harris
Brand New Heartache (Live) (Bryant/Bryant) (2:44) - EC, Emmylou Harris & Neil Young

[2011-10-11; AAC; iTunes (US)]

Recorded live 2010-10-23 at the Bridge School Benefit at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA.


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The Speaking Clock Revue: Live From The Beacon Theatre
various artists

Jimmie Standing In The Rain (Live) (5:56) - EC

[2011-10-18; CD; Shout Factory (US)]

Recorded live 2010-10-20 at the Beacon Theatre, New York, NY.


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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live Volume 7: 2002-2003
various artists

(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? (Live) (Nick Lowe) (3:55) - EC+I
Pump It Up (Live) (3:21) - EC+I

[2011-11-15; AAC; iTunes (US)]

Recorded live 2003-03-10 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, New York, NY.


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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live Volume 9: 2006-2007
various artists

Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further? (Live) (Allen Toussaint) (3:13) - Allen Toussaint, EC & Robbie Robertson

[2011-11-15; AAC; iTunes (US)]

Recorded live 2006-03-13 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, New York, NY.


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The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook
Elvis Costello & The Imposters

[2011-12-06; CD+DVD+10"; Hip-O (US)]

Recorded live 2011-05-11 and 2011-05-12 at the Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA.



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Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan
various artists

License To Kill (Bob Dylan) (5:13) - EC

[2012-01-24; 4xCD; Amnesty International (US)]


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Does This Train Stop On Merseyside?: The Very Best Of Ian Prowse
Ian Prowse

Don't Throw Your Love Away (Jackson/Wisner) (2:54) - EC & Amsterdam

[2012-04-09; CD; CIA]


Quiet About It A Tribute To Jesse Winchester album cover.jpg

Quiet About It: A Tribute To Jesse Winchester
various artists

Quiet About It (Jesse Winchester) (3:09) - EC

[2012-08-14; AAC; Mailboat Records (iTunes)]
[2012-09-18; CD; Mailboat Records (US)]


Jamey Johnson Living For A Song A Tribute To Hank Cochran album cover.jpg

Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran
Jamey Johnson

She'll Be Back (Cochran/Lane/Dodson) (2:45) - Jamey Johnson & EC

[2012-09-25; CD; Mercury Nashville (US)]


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In Motion Pictures
Elvis Costello

Accidents Will Happen (3:00)
Lovers Walk (2:17)
Miracle Man (3:27)
Life Shrinks (3:30)
Crawling To The USA (2:54)
Seven Day Weekend (EC/Cliff) (2:36)
Days (Ray Davies) (4:53)
I Want You (6:40)
You Stole My Bell (EC/O'Riordan) (3:19)
My Mood Swings (EC/O'Riordan) (2:10)
Oh Well (EC/Fareed) (2:52)
God Give Me Strength (EC/Bacharach) (6:07)
Sparkling Day (4:46)
She (Aznavour/Kretzmer) (3:07)
A Town Called Big Nothing (5:46)

[2012-11-19; CD; Universal (US)]


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Original album series - Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello

[2012-00-__; 5xCD; Warner Music 8122797343 (Europe)]

Five original albums (Spike, Mighty Like A Rose, Brutal Youth, Kojak Variety and All This Useless Beauty) are released in a slipcase at the reduced price.



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Treinta Dias
La Santa Cecilia

Losing Game (Hernandez/Ramirez/Carlos/Bendana/Krys/EC) (2:57) - La Santa Cecilia & EC

[2013-04-30; CD; Universal Music Latino B0018357-02]


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The Old Grey Whistle Test - Punk and New Wave
various artists

Veronica (Paul McCartney & Declan MacManus) (3:07) - EC

[2013-05-27; CD; Rhino Records 5310573732]


The Best Of Burt Bacharach Anyone Who Had A Heart album cover.jpg

The Best Of Burt Bacharach: Anyone Who Had A Heart
various artists

Toledo (EC/Bacharach) - EC & Burt Bacharach

[2013-05-28; 2xCD; Hip-O]


Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County album cover.jpg

Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County
various artists

That's Me (Mellencamp/EC) - EC
Wrong, Wrong, Wrong About Me (Mellencamp/York/EC) - EC

[2013-06-04; CD; Hear Music (US)]


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Boardwalk Empire Volume 2: Music From The HBO Original Series
various artists

It Had To Be You (Kahn/Jones) (3:15) - EC

[2013-09-10; CD; ABKCO 8985-2 (US)]


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Wise Up Ghost
Elvis Costello & The Roots

Walk Us Uptown (EC/Thompson/Mandel) (3:22)
Sugar Won't Work (EC/Thompson/Mandel) (3:31)
Refuse To Be Saved (EC/Thompson/Mandel) (4:23)
Wake Me Up (EC/Thompson/Mandel) (5:52)
Tripwire (EC/Thompson/Mandel) (4:28)
Stick Out Your Tongue (EC/Thompson/Mandel) (5:28)
Come The Meantimes (EC/Thompson/Mandel/Dunbar/Dozier/Craighead) (3:53)
(She Might Be A) Grenade (EC/Thompson/Mandel) (4:36)
Cinco Minutos Con Vos (EC/Thompson/Mandel) (5:01)
Viceroy's Row (EC/Thompson/Mandel) (5:01)
Wise Up Ghost (EC/Thompson/Mandel) (6:27)
If I Could Believe (EC) (3:58)
My New Haunt (EC/Thompson/Mandel) (4:39) - deluxe CD only
Can You Hear Me? (EC/Thompson/Mandel) (6:27) - deluxe CD only
The Puppet Has Cut His Strings (EC/Thompson/Angry) (4:57) - deluxe CD only

[2013-09-16; CD (standard edition); Decca (UK)]
[2013-09-16; CD (deluxe edition); Decca (UK)]
[2013-09-16; 2xLP; Decca (UK)]
[2013-09-17; CD (standard edition); Blue Note (US)]
[2013-09-17; CD (deluxe edition); Blue Note B001875002 (US)]
[2013-09-24; 2xLP; Blue Note (US)]


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Gov't Mule

Funny Little Tragedy (Haynes) - Gov't Mule & EC

[2013-09-24; 2xCD; Blue Note B001880402 (US)]


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Steve Nieve

Tender Moment (Kairos) (Nieve) - Steve Nieve & EC

[2013-09-30; CD; Verycords (France)]
[2013-10-08; CD; 429 FTN 17966 (US)]


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Wise Up: Thought
Elvis Costello & The Roots

Cinco Minutos Con Vos (EC/Thompson/Mandel) (4:09)
Sugar Won't Work (EC/Thompson/Mandel) (0:49)
Come The Meantimes (EC/Thompson/Mandel) (3:40)
The Puppet Has Cut His Strings (EC/Thompson/Mandel) (0:50)
Tripwire (EC/Thompson/Mandel) (3:31)
Viceroy's Row (EC/Thompson/Mandel) (1:22)
Walk Us Uptown (EC/Thompson/Mandel/Dunbar/Dozier/Craighead) (5:56)

[2013-11-29; CD; Blue Note (US)]
[2013-12-17; 10" vinyl; Blue Note (US)]



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Playlist: The Very Best George Jones Duets
George Jones

Stranger In The House (3:38) - George Jones & EC

2014-05-27; CD; Epic/Legacy 88883753712


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Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes

Married To My Hack (1:57) - EC
Lost On The River #12 (3:41) - EC
Six Months In Kansas City (Liberty Street) (3:36) - EC
Golden Tom - Silver Judas (2:39) - EC
Hidee Hidee Ho #16 (3:51) - EC and Rhiannon Giddens

2014-11-11; 2CD; Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records



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Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack Album
Elvis Costello


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Darlene Love: Introducing Darlene Love
Darlene Love

Forbidden Nights - Darlene Love
Still Too Soon To Know - Darlene Love


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Boardwalk Empire Volume 3: Music From The HBO Original Series

I Surrender Dear (3:31) - Elvis Costello



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Detour Live At Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Elvis Costello and Larkin Poe


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Loretta Lynn: Full Circle
Loretta Lynn

Everything It Takes (3:01) - Loretta Lynn and Elvis Costello



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Vega: Non Ho L'Età


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Paul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt
- Paul McCartney Archive Collection remastered expanded edition

Paul McCartney



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Look Now
Elvis Costello and The Imposters



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